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Oregon State vs California 11/12/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

California Golden Bears (3-6) vs. Oregon State Beavers (6-3)
November 12, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -13.5 / California Golden Bears +13.5; Over/Under: +49
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The Oregon State Beavers and California Golden Bears clash Saturday in a week 11 Pac-12 college football action from Reser Stadium.

The California Golden Bears will try to snap a five-game losing streak after a 41-35 loss to USC in their last game. Jack Plummer has thrown for 2,374 yards, 16 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 62.6% passing while Jaydn Ott has a team-high 725 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns. Jeremiah Hunter leads Cal’s receiving group with 41 grabs for 646 yards while J. Michael Sturdivant also has 570 receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Jackson Sirmon has a team-high 81 total tackles while Xavier Carlton and Myles Jernigan each have a team-high 3 sacks this season. Cal’s defense has also combined for 10 interceptions this season.

The Oregon State Beavers will try to bounce back from a 24-21 loss to Washington on the road in their last game. Ben Gulbranson has thrown for 905 yards, 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 61.3% passing while Damien Martinez leads Oregon State in rushing with 624 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns. Deshaun Fenwick and Jam Griffin each have 300+ rushing yards, combining for 770 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns this season. Tre’Shaun Harrison has a team-high 39 catches for 492 yards and 3 receiving TDs while Anthony Gould has 408 receiving yards and 3 scores on 25 receptions as well this season. On defense, Kitan Oladapo has a team-high 52 total tackles and 2.5 sacks while Jaydon Grant and Ryan Cooper Jr. each have 3 interceptions as well this season.

California is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a loss while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Oregon State is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games and 9-0 ATS in their last 9 home games against a team with a losing road record while the over is 9-2 in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m leaning towards Oregon State here. Cal’s done a good job at rising to the occasion in some of their recent games, but the problem here is that the Golden Bears haven’t been good on the road this season, including beatdown losses to Washington State and Colorado. Oregon State’s been pretty good at home this season and I look for Oregon State to air it out on this porous Cal defense. Give me the Beavers laying the big number at home here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Oregon State -13.5

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